I had the opportunity view some of the exhibits at the “Sculpture by the sea” exhibition held at the Cottesloe beach, Perth, Western Australia. It is an annual event running for the past eleven years where the locals and international artists show case their talents.
I have visited the shore for the first time on a midday. Hope you will enjoy viewing the images.
‘My home is your home’ by Ken Unsworth Photo credit: Alfiet20032015
The above sculpture is building a bridge between two religions one singing “Hallelujah” and the other singing an Islamic prayer alternatively over the microphone.
‘Mr. Melancholy’ designed out of a shipping container Photo: saba-thambi 20/3/15
Today is a wintry wet morning in Perth.
Traffic was hectic as everyone rushing to reach their work places.
The news on the radio wasn’t that flashy. The discussion was about the Australian Government’s secrecy of the 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea.
I was at the end of a T junction which had a “stop” traffic sign, waiting to take a right turn on to a busy main road.
A long queue of cars, including a public transport bus was waiting opposite to me to turn into my street as they have the right of way.
I knew that I will be stationary for some time to get on to the main road.
A few cars turned into my street and then the bus driver’s turn-
Out of the blue he opened his window and instructed me with his hands to go – even though it was his turn.
The driver’s kind gesture made my day and I was able to come to work on time!
Little gestures that strangers do, makes the world a better place to live!
April has been a good month for the Perth Tamil community playing host to three South Indian entertainers from Chennai. Perth is the capital city of Western Australia which inhabits approximately 1.9 million people. Due to the lower number of Tamil population in relation to the Eastern state counterparts, Sydney & Melbourne and the distance between the states discourage the entertainers who come to the Eastern states to visit Perth.
The month of April was exceptional in that the Tamil fans were first pleased to see Dr Padmashree Manorama, and Nahaisuvai Thendral Dindukkal I. Leonie at the Rixon Theatre, Penrhos College. It was the first visit to Australia for both of them and they were on their last lap of appearances on stage after visiting Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Dr. Padmashree Manorama
Perth fans of Ms Manorama were delighted to see their comical actor in person. Knee surgery on her legs prior to the Australian tour did not deter the comedienne from visiting the four major capital cities.
According to Ms. Manorama, she has appeared in the silver screens for the last 52 years. She was introduced to the Tamil cinema via “maalaiyitta mangai” in 1958; however her debut was somewhat in a Sinhala film. The acclaimed actor is also proud of her achievement in acting with five South Indian Chief Ministers namely C.N Annadurai, NT Rama Rao, M. Karunanithi, MG Ramachandran and Ms Jayalalitha. This incredible accomplishment by Ms Manorama will be remembered forever. The comedienne commented that she never let her age to grow and instead she let her mind and heart to mature. Her tongue-in-cheek claim was that she is still twenty six!
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